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EWU soccer drops BSC opener

EWU soccer drops BSC opener

September 22, 2018


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In soccer you can outplay your opponent on both ends of the field, but if you can’t get the ball in the net, you can still lose. The EWU soccer team opened Big Sky Conference play against Sacramento State on Friday. The Eagles led in shots (15-11), shots on goal (8-7) and played the majority of t...

Eagles trounce Vandals in hockey opener

Eagles trounce Vandals in hockey opener

By Drew Lawson, Contributor

September 21, 2018


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It didn’t take long for the EWU Men’s Hockey team to make a statement as new members of the Pac-8 Conference. The Eagles started their season strong Friday, routing the rival Idaho Vandals 11-2 in front of a packed crowd. EWU was the aggressor throughout the game, executing 41 shots on goal compared...

Sam McPherson leads by strong example, perseverance

Sam McPherson leads by strong example, perseverance

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 19, 2018


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Running back Sam McPherson is a leader on and off the field. He aims to put people before himself, which has led him to be one of 169 football players nationally to be nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Student-athletes nominated for the award show dedication to community service and a des...

EWU football prepares for Cal Poly Big Sky opener

EWU football prepares for Cal Poly Big Sky opener

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The EWU football team came home from Pullman with its first loss of the season last Saturday, and now are preparing for its first Big Sky Conference game against Cal Poly. The No. 6 Eagles won the last five meetings against the Mustangs, with Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh losing all five games aga...

EWU soccer: a Big Sky preview

EWU soccer: a Big Sky preview

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 19, 2018


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Nine games into the 2018 season, the EWU soccer team is feeling the loss of all-time leading scorer Chloe Williams, who graduated after last season. The Eagles finished the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 0-0 home draw against South Dakota State on Sunday and a 4-3-2 record. This was...

New coach Flores-Cloud brings fresh mindset to EWU Volleyball

New coach Flores-Cloud brings fresh mindset to EWU Volleyball

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 19, 2018


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The 2017 season was not an easy one for EWU volleyball. The Eagles went 7-18, lost 10 out of their last 11 games and missed the postseason. Despite only graduating two seniors, EWU saw all but five of its 14 players leave after the season, and the team parted ways with head coach Michael King. The...

EWU Volleyball loses Big Sky opening match

EWU Volleyball loses Big Sky opening match

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 19, 2018


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The EWU volleyball team opened BSC play on Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to Idaho. The loss was EWU head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud’s first home match. EWU started out hot, opening the first set with back to back points, but UI fought back to take the lead 5-4. The Vandals would never trail again in the ...

Eagles continue to struggle in front of goal

Eagles continue to struggle in front of goal

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 16, 2018


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A lack of goals continues to haunt the EWU soccer team. The Eagles wrapped up non-conference play today with a 0-0 tie against South Dakota State, and will take a 4-3-2 record into conference play next week. Keeping with this season’s common trend, EWU outshot SDS 17-13. They also led in shots-on-goal, 7...

Eagles claw, but can’t dig out of first half hole

Eagles claw, but can’t dig out of first half hole

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 15, 2018


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The EWU football team was unable to re-create the special upset victory it had in Pullman just two years ago. Tonight, WSU led the entire game, resulting in a 59-24 loss for the Eagles. The Eagles fought most of the second half to dig themselves out of the 28-3 deficit they held with 2:17 remainin...

No. 6 EWU look to spoil No. 18 NAU’s home opener

No. 6 EWU look to spoil No. 18 NAU’s home opener

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


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The Eagles continue their non-conference schedule with a trip to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a top 25 matchup against fellow Big Sky foe Northern Arizona this Saturday. The Lumberjacks are fresh off of a 30-10 victory against UTEP, their first against an FBS opponent since 2012. Although UTEP is currently...

Nsimba roars past the Wildcat defense

Nsimba roars past the Wildcat defense

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

September 1, 2018


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A 50-yard touchdown pass from Gage Gubrud to Nsimba Webster opened the Eagles’ 2018 season, and Webster was not done yet. He racked in ten receptions for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and Gubrud would go on to throw for 337 yards and five touchdowns, in a 58-13 victory over Central Washington. “Two...

EWU soccer falls to Boise State at home

EWU soccer falls to Boise State at home

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 1, 2018


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The EWU soccer team suffered its first home loss on Friday, falling to Boise State, 2-0. The offense never got off the ground, and the defense made crucial mistakes at key times as the Eagles got shut out for the second time this season. “We made a couple mistakes today, and it cost us,” EWU head...

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